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  • Arizona House pushes through gambling bill despite questions

    Some Democrats in the Arizona House on Thursday raised transparency and fairness questions about a major expansion of gambling Republican Gov. Doug Ducey needs as part of his thus-far secret deal with Native American tribes to update their gambling compact.
  • Arizona officials thinking about lifting COVID-19 restrictions

    With metrics improving and vaccine distribution ramping up, Arizona public health officials are looking into lifting COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Republican lawmakers in Arizona House block clean energy standards

    Republicans in the Arizona House have voted to strip the state's elected utility regulators of their power to require utilities to get more of their electricity from solar and other clean energy sources.
  • Arizona House OKs bill on businesses ignoring COVID-19 mask mandates

    The Republican-controlled Arizona House on Wednesday approved a measure that would let businesses ignore government mask mandates imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19.
  • Phoenix organization giving out free vouchers to support businesses

    The Downtown Phoenix Partnership announced it will hand out 200 free $5 vouchers on Wednesday to support downtown businesses.
  • Meow Wolf scraps Phoenix art hotel project, has other plans for city

    Two years after Meow Wolf announced plans for a unique art/hotel mashup in downtown Phoenix, the project has been scrapped.
  • Valley economists expect Arizona to aggressively rebound in 2022-23

    While two Valley economists differ on how close the state is to the finish line of the pandemic-driven recession, they both agree Arizona's return will be big.
  • Survey: Arizona grocery workers fret about unmasked shoppers

    Many grocery store workers in Arizona say they're still anxious about customers who won’t wear masks to protect them from COVID-19.
  • Arizona health department adds vaccine eligibility tracker, more to site

    The Arizona Department of Public Health has made additions to its website this week, including an eligibility tracker for those seeking the coronavirus vaccine.
  • Morning Squeeze to hold hiring fair for new downtown Phoenix location

    Popular Valley breakfast and lunch spot Morning Squeeze will hold a hiring fair next week for the new downtown Phoenix location, the restaurant announced.
  • Salvation Army, Ford provide 1.3M free masks for Arizona communities

    The Salvation Army partnered with Ford Motor Company to provide more than 1.3 million free masks to communities across Arizona.
  • Fry’s Electronics, with 2 Valley stores, goes out of business nationwide

    Fry's Electronics, the chain of consumer tech stores that burst onto the retail scene 35 years ago and eventually landed in metro Phoenix, is officially closing.
  • Arizona-based company’s AI software predicts student performance

    A new Arizona-based company has developed artificial intelligence software to predict how a student will perform academically, helping teachers intervene before it’s too late.
  • Scottsdale hot dog shop praised by Yelp as top place to eat in Arizona

    The top place to eat in Arizona, at least according to the "Yelp Community," is an unassuming hot dog shop in Scottsdale.
  • Arizona utility to pay customers over $24 million in settlement

    The largest supplier of electricity in Arizona has agreed to pay more than $24 million to customers who were given inadequate information when choosing their plans.
  • Arizona mattress maker Brooklyn Bedding building $72M site in Glendale

    Phoenix-based mattress producer Brooklyn Bedding announced plans to build a huge manufacturing facility along with new headquarters in Glendale.
  • Biden boosts pandemic lending to smallest businesses

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced changes Monday to target more federal pandemic assistance to the nation’s smallest businesses and ventures owned by women and people of color. Biden says a lot of these mom and pop businesses “got muscled out of the way” by larger businesses seeking federal money in the early days […]
  • Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Arizona stories from Feb. 19-21

    From a tax scam warning to Honeywell opening a facility in Chandler to produce personal protective equipment, here are the biggest Arizona stories of the weekend.
  • Arizona projected to approach pre-pandemic job totals in spring 2022

    Arizona job levels are expected to approach pre-pandemic levels about a year from now, according to a new forecast.
  • Phoenix ranked among top 10 large cities in nation for economic vitality

    Driven by population and employment growth with a high-tech industrial base, Phoenix has climbed into the top 10 best-performing large cities nationwide.